Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show – Fall
Just in time for winter.
Great stock, top dealers, super venue. The 2013 Fall edition promises even more – excellent range and variety in vintage clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, as well as old textiles, linens, fabrics and quilts. Visitors will meet more than 30 top Ontario and Quebec dealers in vintage fashion and textiles.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
601 Christie Street
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7
Hours: Sunday, October 20, 10am – 4pm
Admission Adults $8.00, Children 12 and under no charge
Meet 30 top Vintage dealers on October 20, including…
“Clutches,clutches,clutches the hottest bag of the season. I have saved many skin, designer and leather bags for the show along with many interesting statement pieces of costume jewellery.”
“Operating as Niagara Estate Furs, we will have a wonderful selection of fabulous vintage fur and leather coats, jackets, and stoles, all just like new but at a fraction of their original price.”
Yank Azman & Pulver Zajfman, Toronto “We have been dealing in antiques & vintage clothing for almost forty years and specialize in the Victorian & Edwardian eras.”
“We’re saving quite a few things for the show among them a roaring ’20s white fox muff and from the same era, an exquisite art deco beaded bag.”
Fred Turner, Durham, ON Fred, self-described ‘Clothing junkie’, has a collection of about 60 men’s fedoras coming to the show. He is also bringing a dozen vintage hat boxes, Biltmore, etc. His stock includes about 200 men’s ties, and a miscellany of jackets, shirts, and accessories.
Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, Hamilton
“We are a mother/daughter team that carry a unique range of items. Our favourite areas are vintage sewing items, unusual jewellery and ladies accessories and exquisite hand done textiles.”
“For Wychwood we have a few very nice pieces set aside, including a superb 1950′s fully beaded poodle purse…immaculate condition! And a 1920′s rhinestone studded cap from the 1920′s flapper era. Complete with Debutante label.”
For the October Wychwood Show, Patricia has put together an outstanding selection of masterpiece jewellery, pearls of all sorts and bijoux “Made in France”. She will also be displaying unique vanity trays and evening bags. And just in time for the holidays, Ms. Gostick is offering a beautifully lined black velvet opera cape.
Adeline Pelosi, Whitby “For almost 30 years, I have had a passion for antique and vintage textiles. Each item in my collection was a chosen treasure.”
“For the Wychwood show, along with pillowcases, napkins, hankys, dresses, monogrammed linens and antique fabrics, I will have a unique girls lace christening gown, a faux leopard swing coat and a black velvet hooded opera coat.”
“I buy and sell lovingly restored and green-cleaned clothing from 1880-1970. Designers include Beene , Chanel, Dior, Halston, Lagerfield, Lacroix, Pucci, Sprouse, Ungaro, Saint Laurent. I also have carefully selected accessories.”
Claude Provost, Decol’Age, Montreal
“I have been very fond of Bakelite jewelry since I started in the business. Tthere is something special about the sound. I enjoy high fashion jewelry, modern style from the 1960’s and 1970’s which has a lasting design and also good custom jewelry and silver jewelry. The era that I like is from the 1900’s to the 1970’s.”
“At the Wychwood show I will bring a beautiful French sterling silver Art Nouveau locket with the design of an Ibis on top. I will also have a lady’s walking stick from the Art Deco era with rhinestones and studs on one tip.”
Renée Piché, Montréal
“I have a passion for beautiful and unusual fashion, be it jewelry, accessories or clothing, and I believe that is apparent in the merchandise I exhibit at shows.”
“For the Wychwood Barns Show, I am putting aside a collection of leopard and animal skins (faux and real) in hats, scarves and purses (see the attached photo to see part of it). Anybody who has seen the Vogue September issue knows they are THE thing to wear this winter.”
Jonathan Hagey and Emily Kulasa, Kingpin Chic, Toronto
“Vintage style for the contemporary gentleman that cares not a jot for the latest trends or what little boys wear. Kingpin chic is gentlemenswear. With balls.
“For Wychwood, we’re saving a pair of vintage black patent leather Gucci loafers, a vintage ‘60s Italian shawl collar “Rat Pack” tuxedo and, among other fine things, a selection of vintage Borsalino beaver felt fedoras.”
Annetique Boutique and Kitsch Collectibles, Thornhill, ON “We will have a huge selection of vintage buttons, antique trim, lace collars, sewing items and some antique linens. We’re also bringing designer scarves, and purses. Items of SPECIAL interest will be a museum quality silk and velvet crazy quilt, a stunning Edwardian Ayrshire lace Christening dress with underskirt and some gorgeous Victorian embroidered bed linens. Come and visit us at the show”
Also, meet these outstanding dealers at Wychwood in October:
Boutique Monique, Toronto
Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto
Petticoat Lane Antiques, Toronto
Swanky Selections, Whitby
Forget Me Not by Emma Paige, Toronto
What’ll I wear, Kingston
Ian Drummond Collection, Toronto
Trufaux Jewels, Toronto
Forget Me Not Vintage, Scarborough
Karen Heaton Antiques, Dundas
English Eccentrics, Toronto
Wychwood Barns is one of Toronto’s newest event venues. In 1913 the Toronto Transit Commission built the structure in order to be able to service its fleet of streetcars. It functioned for many decades before becoming redundant. A major renovation was undertaken over the last few years, transforming the barns into a magnificent community resource. Reopened in 2008, it is now home to art galleries, artist studios, a regular farmers’ market, and more.
The centrepiece of the complex is the ‘Covered Street’, a 200 foot long room, formerly used to overhaul streetcars, but now a spacious event facility. Industrial-chic is the design theme, exposed red brick walls, a wonderful end-to-end glass skylight forming a roof, vintage TTC photographs on the walls. In short, a perfect venue for our Vintage Clothing show.
Wychwood Barns is at 601 Christie Street, west of Bathurst, south of St. Clair. It occupies a block between Christie Street on the west and Wychwood Avenue on the east.
Parking is extremely limited at Wychwood Barns, in compliance with the building’s environmental LEED certification. As such, visitors should consider taking public transit to the site.
St. Clair streetcar #512 runs along St. Clair and connects with St. Clair West Subway station.
Christie bus #126 runs from the Bloor Subway station north on Christie and stops at the door.
Bathurst bus #7 is two blocks east of the barns and runs from Bloor Subway line north on Bathurst.
Get detailed public transit information at www.ttc.ca
Find Green P parking lot locations close
to 601 Christie St at www.greenp.com/find-parking